DK Metcalf not practicing as Seahawks kick off training camp

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Wide receiver DK Metcalf reported to Seahawks training camp on Tuesday, but he isn’t taking part in the team’s first practice of the summer on Wednesday.

Multiple reporters have sent word that Metcalf is at practice without a helmet and is not going through drills with his teammates.

Metcalf had foot surgery this offseason and that would be one reason for the team to ease him into a full workload early in camp. Metcalf is also in the final year of his contract and looking for an extension that would keep him in Seattle for years to come, so the decision not to practice may not be solely related to caution about the condition of his foot.

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, and Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson are also looking for new deals and are “holding in” by either not practicing or practicing in limited fashion after reporting to camp. If Metcalf is doing the same thing, it may be a while before he begins taking part in practice sessions.

3 responses to “DK Metcalf not practicing as Seahawks kick off training camp

  1. Seahawks losing Wilson and DK ought to go well. Top 5 pick coming your way!

  2. I wish both, players and teams, would stick to a contract and lose all this drama.

  3. JustMyOpinion2000 says:
    July 28, 2022 at 8:33 am
    I wish both, players and teams, would stick to a contract and lose all this drama.

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    It’s business. If the player doesn’t get an extension & then gets hurt, they lose all kinds of earnings & potentially their career. If the team doesn’t get the extension, they risk having to negotiate with the player against the free agency market. They then pay much more on the cap limit or lose the player to rival.
    It’s better for both to work it out just before the season starts on the player’s last year of the current contract. Each year there are only a handful of players that this situation ends up being an issue as most players aren’t elite athletes that the team needs to get locked up. DK is one. Glad they got it accomplished.

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